Laura Zucker Will Leave LA County Arts Commission in July

PRESS RELEASE:

Laura Zucker announced her plans to leave her position as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on July 31, 2017. Ms. Zucker has been a driving force in the development and support of the arts and culture ecosystem of Los Angeles County over the last...

Tony Awards to Reinstate the Best Sound Design Categories

The Tony Awards have announced that the Sound Design categories—first awarded in 2008 and subsequently eliminated in 2014—will be reinstated for the 2017–2018 season.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has conducted a review of the Best Sound Design of a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Play categories with...

TPLLA Launch Actor Database

The Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles (TPLLA) is pleased to announce the launch of the TPLLA Actor Database

Actors across LA and beyond are invited to register themselves in the TPLLA Actor Database for free. This searchable database has been designed to help theatre producers in Los Angeles find...

AUDITION NOTICE: THE ILLYRIAN PLAYERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR THE RED LETTER PROJECT: IN THE BLOOD and FUCKING A By Suzan-Lori Parks

THE ILLYRIAN PLAYERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR

THE RED LETTER PROJECT:
IN THE BLOOD  and  FUCKING A
By Suzan-Lori Parks

An experiment in community performance
Presented by The Illyrian Players Theatre Company
In Association with Watts Village Theatre Company

These two plays will be performed...
...in rep
...on alternating Mondays
...in a new performance space every week

SEEKING:

11 or 12 actors --...

Center Theatre Group to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on May 20th

The evening will star Phylicia Rashad, Danai Gurira, Annette Bening, Alfred Molina, and others.
Center Theatre Group has announced plans for its 50th anniversary celebration, to be hosted on May 20 at the Ahmanson Theatre.

The event will feature a one-night-only production from writer, director, and producer Robert Egan, followed by...

IAMA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER “PATRON OF THE ARTS” SHONDA RHIMES

New Endowment will fund “Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission”

March 20, 2017…Los Angeles…IAMA THEATRE COMPANY announces world-renowned television producer and creator Shonda Rhimes as the first ever “Patron of the Arts” for the critically acclaimed theater company. The nonprofit organization is made up of an ensemble of theater artists seeking to...

Jorge Sciupac joins Los Angeles Theatre Center as managing director

LOS ANGELES (March 20, 2017) — Following an extensive search,Jorge Sciupac has been chosen as managing director of both The Los Angeles Theatre Center and the Latino Theater Company. The Latino Theater Company has operated the City-owned Los Angeles Theatre Center since 2006.

Sciupac will oversee the development and execution...

Save the NEA Edition of: This Week's Must Read

HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S BEST ARTICLES ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURE
As most of you are aware, the Trump administration has proposed complete elimination of the NEA. So here are a bunch of stories about it to make sure you're up to date.

Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and...

Audition Notice! - Fallen Stars at the Charity Sale

Name: Fallen Stars at the Charity Sale
Director/Producer: Aaron Vanek
Location: Hollywood Fringe Festival
Union: Non-union
Start date: May rehearsals (fewer than five, including tech) for June performances

Fallen Stars is a staged adaptation of a live action role playing (larp) script from Norway about sentient objects for sale at a charity event who...

Buffy Forever, Phillipa Soo Sings and Schmucks - This Week's Must Read

HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S BEST ARTICLES ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURE

Phillipa Soo Sings "Times Are Hard for Dreamers" in This Amélie Bonus Track (TheaterMania)
Theatres as Town Halls, With Politics (Occasionally) on the Agenda (American Theatre)
On ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ we fell for the Slayer along...

Actors’ Equity Appoints New Communications Director

Beginning March 6, the role is responsible for developing and supporting all of the union’s strategic communications plans.
Actors’ Equity Association welcomes Brandon Lorenz as the union’s new national communications director effective March 6. Working closely with executive director Mary McColl, Lorenz is responsible for developing and supporting all of...

Lincoln Center Makes a Plea to Save the NEA

Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts center, released a public statement about President Trump’s threats against the National Endowment of the Arts. By contributing $704.2 billion every year to the U.S. economy, the arts not only are a robust facet of American culture, but are also attract private...

Urgent call to action: Robert Schenkkan’s ‘Building the Wall’ will premiere at Fountain Theatre, roll across U.S.

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 17, 2017) — A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet...

Samuel French bookshop in London to close after 187 years

London's longest-established theatre bookshop Samuel French, currently located in the Fitzrovia area of central London near Tottenham Court Road, is to shutter in April, after a continuous run of 187 years. It has been in its present premises since 1983.

The company also operates as a major theatrical publisher and...

Hollywood Fringe Festival Registration Is Open

L.A.’s Largest Performing Arts Festival is June 8 – 25, 2017

Hollywood, CA -- Hollywood Fringe Festival organizers are excited to announce that registration is now open for the Eighth Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. Artists and producers of the performing arts are invited to join the city’s largest performing arts festival,...

This Week’s Must Read

HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S BEST ARTICLES ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURE

Simon McBurney: Beware of Pity is chillingly resonant in the Trump era (Guardian)
Taking Note: Trending Now—an Arts Imperative in Economic Policy (NEA Arts Work)
If you love cultural criticism, you have to see ‘I Am Not...

This Week's Must Read

HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S BEST ARTICLES ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURE

A lesson on how to fight for arts funding from NYC's lean years (American Theatre)
Great article about public spaces in LA and the Women's March (LA Times)
The rise of documentary theatre and how it can...

Theatre News: Boston Court names Kyle Clausen Executive Director

BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

NAMES KYLE CLAUSEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PASADENA, CA (January 25, 2017)– Following an extensive nationwide search, Boston Court Performing Arts Center Board Chair Sarah Lyding announced today that Mr. Kyle Clausen will join the organization as its Executive Director, bringing dynamic new leadership to the acclaimed Pasadena...

Reasons to Get Off the Couch

Looking for reasons to get off your couch? Then look no further - here are some great shows and events happening this week for you to go check out.

Wonder City, part of Son of Semele's Company Creation Festival, plays tonight through Friday (and Feb 11 & 12). Arrive...

This Week's Must Read

HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S BEST ARTICLES ABOUT THEATRE AND THE PERFORMING ARTS:

Our friends at Footlights write about the responsibility of the artist (Footlights)
Drama-Logue founder Bill Bordy has donated a total of $500,000 to LA STAGE Alliance. (This Stage)
When you go to the theatre and see a...

Ovation Award Winners 2016!

Last night was the 27th Annual Ovation Awards hosted by Alexandra Billings and held at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Celebration Theatre had a strong night taking home 7 awards. Looks like taking a bus to the awards was a great idea as the company had a lot to celebrate.

Host Alexandra Billings...

The Ghostlight Project on Jan 19th

ON JANUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 5:30PM IN EACH TIME ZONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PEOPLE WILL GATHER OUTSIDE OF THEATERS TO CREATE A "LIGHT" FOR DARK TIMES AHEAD.
Here's the information from the Ghostlight Project:
While the national event is simultaneous and collective, the particular event is yours. And here’s the thing: you’re...

This Week's Must Read

HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S BEST ARTICLES ABOUT THEATRE AND THE PERFORMING ARTS:

A Noise Within in Pasadena discuss their production of Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid  (American Theatre)
Millennial Playwrights in the UK pick shows that have stayed with them (Guardian)
Although not theatre, I'm excited about George Lucas' museum...

Gordon Davidson Memorial on Monday, January 9th

Gordon Davidson's Memorial is set for Monday, January 9, 2017 AT 7:30PM at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gordon Davidson, Center Theatre Group's Founding Artistic Director, who passed away on October 2, 2016, was one of America's most renowned and beloved artistic visionaries. He led Center...

Center Theatre Group Announces Inaugural Block Party

Center Theatre Group has selected three local productions for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Block Party will remount Coeurage Theatre Company’s production of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins, Echo Theater Company’s production of Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel...

BREAKING: Judge dismisses suit against AEA

Looks like Judge Hatter has dismissed the lawsuit brought against Equity by Los Angeles actors. For the official court document of the judgement CLICK HERE.

I'm sure there are many companies out there who have already been coming up with plans on how to move forward in anticipation of the case being...